Tuesday, 11 April 2017
LANGKAWI: Approximately 400 taxi operators here staged a protest against the entry of Uber and GrabCar e-hailing services to the island resort.
The demonstration, which lasted about one hour at the Langkawi Marble Square in Kuah, was led by Langkawi Taxi Owners and Drivers Association president Ramli Ahmad and Langkawi Taxi Association chairman Saad Mahmud.
Speaking to the media during the demonstration, Ramli said both the associations sent a memorandum of protest to several key parties, including Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah and the island’s elected representatives.
“The associations represent more than 1,200 taxi operators in Langkawi,” he said.
“Do not throw sand into our rice bowl.”
Saad claimed Uber and GrabCar services were a foreign agenda brought in to threaten the harmony of taxi services. — Bernama